The Election Commission has instructed the Kasaragod and Kannur district collectors to get ready for repolling. The repolling in the four booths, which include three booths from Kasaragod district and one booth from Kannur district, will happen on May 19. Repolling has been ordered as bogus voting was reported
Kannur: The Election Commission has ordered repolling in four booths in Kasaragod and Kannur districts of Kerala. The Election Commission has instructed the Kasaragod and Kannur collectors to prepare for the repolling. The repolling in the four booths, which include three booths from Kasaragod district and one booth from Kannur district will happen on May 19.
The repolling will be conducted at Pilathara-Kalliasery booth number 19, booth number 69 of Puthiyangadi Jamath High School (North block) and booth number 70 of the Jamath High School (South block). These three blocks are located in Kasaragod district. The fourth one is booth number 166 of Mappila AUPS at Thalliparambu in Kannur district.
The Election Commission took the decision for repolling following the bogus voting which took place on April 23. According to reports, the campaigning for the election can be held till Friday evening.
The state registered a voter turnout of 77.68%, according to the figures released by the Election Commission. Kannur saw the highest voter turnout of 83.63%, while Thiruvananthapuram witnessed the lowest voting percentage of 73.40%. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.
Meanwhile, repolling in East Kadungalloor Service Cooperative Bank auditorium booth which falls under Kalamassery Assembly constituency of the Ernakulam Lok Sabha seat, happened on April 30. Repolling was conducted in booth number 83 after it was found that the presiding officer forgot to clear the mock votes from the machine before the actual voting commenced.
On April 23, at the end of the election, a difference of 43 votes was found. The total number of votes cast was 715, but the voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machine displayed 758 votes.
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Last Updated May 17, 2019, 9:14 AM IST